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Andrea Matthews


Specific Sub-Interest: Occupational Therapist
Location: West Midlands

Andrea Matthews MSc BSc qualified as an Occupational Therapist (OT) with an MSc in Occupational Therapy from the University of Derby in 2011. She is registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and is a member of the British Association of Occupational Therapists (BAOT). She also has a BSc in Psychology, gained in 2004 from the University of Wales, Bangor.

She has completed comprehensive postgraduate qualifications in sensory integration with the University of Ulster and Sensory Integration Network to earn the title Advanced Practitioner of Sensory Integration. She is also a Rebound Therapy Practitioner (therapeutic use of trampolines).

Andrea has over 20-years of experience working with people with acquired brain injury. She began as a Rehabilitation Support Worker, before working as an Assistant Psychologist and then progressing to Assistant Manager of a 25-bedded residential rehabilitation service. She went on to train as an OT and has continued to work in the field of brain injury rehabilitation ever since. She has also worked as a Case Manager, supporting adults and children with acquired brain injuries.

Andrea specialises in acquired brain injury, dyspraxia, Autistic Spectrum Condition (ASC) and sensory processing and integration difficulties. She works with both adults and children across different settings, including the client’s home, residential rehabilitation services, schools, workplaces, the community and in clinics.

She has experience of carrying out a wide variety of standardised and non-standardised assessments, writing comprehensive reports, providing Ayres Sensory Integration Therapy, Rebound Therapy, cognitive rehabilitation, functional therapy interventions and recommending equipment and adaptations.

Andrea set up an independent Occupational Therapy company in February 2014. In January 2017 she co-founded an interdisciplinary therapy company specialising in neurological rehabilitation with three like-minded therapists from psychology and speech therapy backgrounds. She remains a Director of both companies. In January 2018 she set up a Sensory Integration and Therapy Clinic in Bromsgrove, Worcestershire. Andrea leads a team of specialised occupational therapists across the Midlands and North of England, and also supervises a number of occupational therapists from other organisations.

 





 

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